Re: virus: Re: Rationality

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Fri, 07 Mar 97 10:51:23 CT

I wrote:
> Exactly. The mind may very well be 'bits of memetic programming
> interacting.' But that is exactly what free-will is.

And Drakir replied:
>But surely free will allows one to do exactly what one wants. Irrespective
>of memes. If I were to exercise my internal free-will, I could get up
>from my desk, and rampage round the office wielding my telephone at
>people in a threatening manor. Is that a meme? I'm not going to
>do it for the simple fact that I'll get sacked if I do. Is that a
>meme? But I could do it, if external circumstances didn't prevent it.
>What the current piture I have in my head though, WRT to the human OS,
>is that I could never do that unless there were a "telephone rampage"
>meme in my memesphere.

It isn't that you couldn't go on a rampage, it's just that you wouldn't
think about going on a rampage until you aquired the "rampage" meme.
The meme is your thought, and your thought is the meme.


Corey A. Cook

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